If you’ve been to a grocery store in the past week, you may have noticed that the shelves aren't quite as full as they usually are. Or, you may not be going to grocery stores at all because of the coronavirus outbreak in your community (great job at social distancing!).
In the midst of this COVID-19 outbreak, it’s especially important for those of us with diabetes to keep our blood sugars in-range. Following a low carb way of eating will absolutely help us reach those in-range goals.
But how can we stay low carb if our staples -- vegetables, eggs, yogurt, cheese, meat, fish -- aren’t readily available? Or if we’re not going to grocery stores at all?
Below, we’ve listed out some of the best, most accessible low carb snack (and meal!) options available on Amazon Prime. Likewise, many of these products and similar low carb alternatives are available on Walmart.com, Aldi.com, Jet.com, and other food delivery services.
We can do this, we’ve got options!
The Best Low Carb Products (Available on Amazon Prime)
Full of fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E, almonds are a ridiculous source of all things good. The best part? They're naturally, supremely low carb. You could even make a meal out of them!
Research shows that pecans can lower levels of the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) that is associated with heart disease. They also contain unsaturated fat (the "good" fat), as well as protein, potassium, zinc, and vitamin E.
Chocolate. Protein. Low Carb. When you need a sweet fix (think: candy bar), Pure Protein bars are your answer. They've got plenty of different flavors to choose from (like Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, Maple Caramel); all of the bars contain 16-18 grams of carbs and 20 grams of protein. You'll end up full and your blood sugars will be happy!
If this particular brand isn't available, don't worry! There are lots of options. Any cheese sticks will do. Cheese is naturally low carb and loaded with good fats and protein to keep you full.
Beef jerky on its own is a no-carb food. But often, there are tons of added sugars in many of the brands you may find in stores or online. This particular brand, though, has our seal of approval: 0 grams of carbs and 16 grams of protein!
Cookie fix at the ready! And three different flavors to choose from in this variety pack: peanut butter, lemon, and chocolate chip. Enjoy guilt-free!
Crunchy, salty, low carb chips? Done. Enjoy with a jar of salsa or some homemade guacamole! Can't wait for the next food delivery? Eat these sans topping and they taste just like Nacho Cheese Doritos.
Remember: if any of these items (or any other of your favorite low carb staples) are currently out-of-stock, keep checking back. These online food delivery services will continue to re-stock their shelves.